Go beyond the resume

We know that most senior hiring starts with a vision, not a need.

Sometimes it takes experience to find experience. Our ability to deliver on your leadership recruitment needs lies in our trusted networks and proven search methodology.

Your next leader isn’t applying on job boards, they’re often discrete, off the radar and harder to engage. That’s where our Search Team comes in. They’re the most connected in the country – ready to deliver on the challenge.

Onset’s approach

Our philosophy for building the ultimate leadership team

Our consultants work across many market specialisations including, Product, Engineering, Data, Cloud and Information Security.

We’ll get to know your needs, vision and understand what your ideal leader might look like. Whether you know exactly what you want or if you’re still working that out – we can help.

Working with us on a senior assignment not only guarantees you’ll be satisfied with the outcome, but will also provide you with invaluable market insights to help position your business for the future.

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Prefer to chat? Give us a call on 0438 706 627

Meet your secret weapon

It’s not just WHAT you know. It’s WHO you know.

With executive recruitment, establishing lasting connections is crucial. It can take a serious amount of energy and experience to find the right fit for your leadership. Sean, Dan & Priya lead executive recruitment for precisely this reason.

Sean is a Founder at the Onset and has been in the Australian recruitment industry for 20 years. He’s experienced the growth of the tech startup sector and seen the demand for specialist engineering skills skyrocket. Today, Sean leads executive hiring across Product and Engineering.

Priya started her career in one of the most demanding markets for executive recruitment, Silicon Valley. She worked with VC-backed growth-stage startups and innovative Fortune100 companies. Priya brings valuable experience and insights from the global startup community to Sydney.

For over 20 years Dan has delivered results in demanding, candidate short markets. Dan’s recruited across Australia, Asia Pacific, UK and North American markets and has a strong network of senior leaders across industries globally.

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Campaign Monitor
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Macquarie Bank
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Daisee
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Immutable
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Rezdy
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ELMO
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Head of Cloud and Infrastructure
What our
clients say

“We partnered with The Onset, a leading IT recruitment agency, explained the journey we were on, and asked them to sell our vision to the Sydney market in our search for high quality developers. It was important that the people we chose not only had high technical skills but were a good cultural fit and understood where oOh! was going”

Andy McQuarrie Chief Technology Officer

“…by taking time to understand our unique hiring requirements, both from the start and as our needs have evolved. At Digital Asset, we’re looking for engineers and product managers with a specialized mix of skills and industry experience, for example, a strong background in financial services, or knowledge of functional programming languages. Onset has helped us find experienced candidates who are not only highly qualified but also inspired to work with a firm like ours”

Drew Harding Senior Delivery Manager

“We partnered exclusively with The Onset to build our capability across engineering, product and design. It is rare to partner with a services provider and feel comfortable with them representing you and your brand but that is exactly what happened with The Onset. They understood what we looked for in talent, helped us nurture it and ultimately create a team that allowed us to modernise our offering and launch a second brand from the ground up.”

Jeremy Gupta Chief Technology Officer

“In addition to running the search and recruitment process they helped us to shape the role and were able to guide us through what was happening in the market and the experiences of other high growth companies.”

Rachel Debeck Chief Operating Officer
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We are outcomes focused at The Onset. We support each other to win together, and we love to celebrate those wins #team ...

Welcoming Laarni to the team who has recruited globally for 5 years across industries before coming on board with us here at The Onset. 

With her focus in tech recruitment for the last 3 years, she joins us specialising in recruiting software engineers for .Net and PHP roles.

Her positive energy shows in her work and she thrives on going the extra mile with every role and to find talent that no one else can.

Reach out to Laarni to hear what software engineering opportunities she has for you in Sydney. Get in touch - laarni@theonset.com.au

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Meet Christine who's recently joined our team specialising in roles across DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure.  

We're delighted to have Tine onboard bringing 8 years tech recruitment experience and loads of energy to every day. She is so passionate about her role in recruitment and helping others to find their next opportunity.

Want to hear about DevOps, Cloud & Infrastructure roles in Sydney? Give Tine a shout - christine@theonset.com.au

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We bring the maximum with every action and push the limits of our capability. We create ultimate client and candidate experiences, doing the most we can in any given situation while minimising risk. We go all out. ...

Team Onset smashed our target for The Push-Up Challenge completing a massive 9425 push-ups in 25 days!

One in five Australians will experience mental ill health this year. In 2021, this equates to over 5 million Australians living with a mental disorder. It is very likely that someone in your business could be affected right now. Have you thought about how you are equipped to support them?

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Daniela joins us here at The Onset specialising in recruiting for mobile development roles. Welcome aboard!

Contact Daniela today to find out what opportunities are out there for you. Get in touch at daniela@theonset.com.au.

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We are very happy to welcome Steven to The Onset team, specialising in recruiting for Cloud & Infrastructure. Find out more about Steven's wealth of experience in the technology and recruitment space here -
https://theonset.com.au/about-us/team/steven-black/

Looking for a new opportunity? Find out what's out there for you now by contacting Steven on 0414 494 831 or steven@theonset.com.au

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The Push-Up Challenge is held in June to raise awareness for mental health and the 3318 Australians who have died by suicide since 2019. 

The Onset have accepted this challenge and are well on our way to reaching the push-up target as a team! Not only will we come out of the challenge a bit more fit, but also more in tune with our own mental well-being as well as gaining awareness for those around us. 

We are raising funds for Push For Better Foundation. Follow along with our push-up challenge and make a donation to our team here - https://www.thepushupchallenge.com.au/team/14154-the-onset

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Welcoming Anastasia, the latest member to join The Onset. Anastasia began recruiting in 2005 and has specialised in technology based roles. Anastasia will join the team here at The Onset with a focus on Full Stack opportunities.

Contact Anastasia today at anastasia@theonset.com.au to find out about a range of software engineering roles.

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Congratulations to all of our candidates who have started in their new roles 👏 
Barbara is getting some goodie bags out to you with best wishes from us here at The Onset!

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Live events are back on the table and we couldn't be happier to be hosting a panel of fearless, ambitious women who have taken that leap!

Hear stories and personal growth journeys on first-hand transitions and how they have navigated these changes through their careers. Be inspired among other women to take a leap!

Spaces are limited so get in touch now to secure your spot. RSVP to alyse@theonset.com.au.

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We believe when we're challenged, we grow. And when we grow our customers grow. We always look for ways to get better at what we do while committing to our specialisation and community. ⁠⁠
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We love seeing our candidates happy in their new roles like Meenanath who just started his new job at Breville! Get in touch with one of our specialised consultants today to start your journey. You might even get lunch with Julien and Barbs! ...

Get in touch with our specialised team to find out more about our software engineering roles! Check out our full range of jobs on at marketplace.theonset.com.au

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We had an amazing conversational session on the VC landscape at The Onset office with Adam Pozniak (CEO at Parc Capital and our board member)
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